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  1. Oh dear, just seen the graph showing a handful of...

    Oh dear, just seen the graph showing a handful of "disappeared positive" drugs tests for fencers.

    Given the number of fencers involved compared to other sports, that is quite a lot!
  2. Russian Doping: Fencing Implications

    Up to now, I didn't think that the Russian doping situation would affect the fencing events.

    Listening to the shocking report today on the radio, I am beginning to wonder whether the whole Russian...
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    Hadn't seen this before, so my reaction is: Ha...

    Hadn't seen this before, so my reaction is: Ha ha!!
  4. Thread: Brexit

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    This is a silly non-thread!! The future effect...

    This is a silly non-thread!!

    The future effect on things like the CE350 and CE800 labels may be a question for manufacturers eventually, but entering EFC events certainly is not.
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    My suggestion was that the assumption should be...

    My suggestion was that the assumption should be that the new timings would be used from the beginning of the season. If the home team does not have a new timings box, then they need to inform the...
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    Er, two of the Sabre Cadet BRCs are actually U20...

    Er, two of the Sabre Cadet BRCs are actually U20 events. So does that mean two of the contributing cadet ranking events will have been fenced on the old distance and two on the new distance?

    Can't...
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    4. Fencers must be aged 16 by the date of the...

    4. Fencers must be aged 16 by the date of the competition to be considered for selection for that competition. The only exception would be where the Performance Director in consultation with the Lead...
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    My Foil C&J rankings are very clunky and manual...

    My Foil C&J rankings are very clunky and manual and take ages to update.
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    As the person who put up the Cadet Rankings, let...

    As the person who put up the Cadet Rankings, let me assure you that I am not always that quick!! This time it was important for selection for the internationals (And I have 3 fencers in line for...
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    It sounds very harshly worded, but a big reason...

    It sounds very harshly worded, but a big reason for a lot of the delays last year and hence the price increases was the failure of fencers and parents to act promptly of information sent out by TMs...
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    I have sent the Cadet and Junior Foil Ranking...

    I have sent the Cadet and Junior Foil Ranking updates to the office.

    When they are up, PLEASE check them carefully.

    They are being used to inform selection for the first Internationals of the...
  12. Katie and Jon make a fantastic team. Kate's will...

    Katie and Jon make a fantastic team. Kate's will be difficult shoes to fill.
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    As such they will certainly have done their...

    As such they will certainly have done their chances of further funding no harm at all. I watched Curtis' loss in the individuals and he was really fencing well, but the money men will not watch the...
  14. As a University Club, we have no choice but to be...

    As a University Club, we have no choice but to be 3 weapon. Fortunately next year we are going to have 14 pistes to train on.
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    Kleibrink is 31 and I don't know why Joppich was...

    Kleibrink is 31 and I don't know why Joppich was not in the team and certainly Kahl and Sanita are much younger. Even Braun is only 27. I was thinking that, with no team foil in Tokyo, and Olympic...
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    Huh, 3 different teams. Functional and...

    Huh, 3 different teams.

    Functional and efficient against a rebuilding German team.

    Blown away against a dominant and aggressive Italy

    Excellent movement and finishing against a strangely...
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    In terms of summer camps, can I also point out...

    In terms of summer camps, can I also point out for all weapons that the British Fencing AASE fencers will be in Szombathely, Hungary for the first week of August.

    Excellent for all 3 weapons at...
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    Talent Pathway under review at present so I am...

    Talent Pathway under review at present so I am told.

    I really hope we can build on this and not throw the baby out with the bath water again!!

    I've been through this cycle so many times it is...
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    Thorsten, if you had picked up refereeing in 10...

    Thorsten, if you had picked up refereeing in 10 weeks, then you would be some kind of Superhero!

    I'm assuming you are doing Sabre of Foil.

    The best thing to do is to referee alongside a...
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    NIF for Senior Rankings. Men's Foil as an example...

    NIF for Senior Rankings. Men's Foil as an example

    Take the Ranking on 01 September of each season.
    Places 1-10 are 10 NIF
    Places 11-30 are 6 NIF
    Places 31-60 are 3 NIF
    Places 61-150 are 1 NIF...
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    Looks like both went out in L8 - Great to see LH...

    Looks like both went out in L8 - Great to see LH showing good form going in to Rio.
  22. There will 09/10 September, from what I...

    There will 09/10 September, from what I understand.
  23. Nottingham University Open Days 24/25 June 2016

    Nottingham University has open days to look round the university for prospective students on the above dates. A great opportunity for Year 11, 12 and 13 students to look round the campus, see...
  24. We did a little experiment at the club last week...

    We did a little experiment at the club last week and two fencers with good lunges who both decide to attack from the line can literally head butt each other!

    I think the Russian idea is that,...
  25. Years ago that was why we set up Sherwood Fencing...

    Years ago that was why we set up Sherwood Fencing Club in Nottingham, so that fencers from all the Nottingham Clubs could use it to avoid meeting in poules. Today I know unversities have problems...
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